A new exhibition of photographs by American artist, Zoe Leonard, will open at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Sydney on 11 August.

One of the images from the Zoe Leonard exhibition. © Zoe Leonard.

Al río / To the River is a large-scale photographic project that depicts the river, Río Bravo/Rio Grande, which is used to demarcate the international boundary between Mexico and the United States. The images on display were taken over a multi-year time frame as Leonard photographed the 2,000-km stretch of river, mapping the river’s journey through the cities of Ciudad Juárez, Mexico and El Paso, Texas, and onto the Gulf of Mexico. Comprising of hundreds of images, Leonard’s nuanced and complex portrait of the river reflects its broader role as a site of agriculture, commerce, culture, policing and surveillance. The exhibition Zoe Leonard: Al río / To the River is organised by the Museum of Contemporary Art Australia in association with Mudam Luxembourg – Musée d’Art Moderne Grand-Duc Jean and the Musée d’Art Moderne de Paris, Paris Musées.

The exhibition will run until 5 November 2023. Ticket prices are AU$22 for adults or $18 for concession card holders. Young people under 17 and MCA members can enter free of charge. Click here for more information.